JHS alum Lucas Nutt has 15 points in SEMO win over Hannibal-LaGrange

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Nick Niemczyk scored 22 points to

lead four Southeast Missouri players in double figures in an 82-72

victory against Hannibal-LaGrange on Wednesday night.

Lucas Nutt had 15 points, Leon Powell 13 and Telvin Wilkerson 10

for the Redhawks (2-3). Powell had eight rebounds.

Arii Meuel scored 29 points and was 7 for 7 from 3-point range

for Hannibal-LaGrange, and NAIA school that classified the game as

an exhibition. Chris Smith added 13 points for the Trojans, whose

record remained 2-5.

Meuel made four of his 3-pointers in the first half to help the

Trojans to a 36-35 halftime advantage.

But a Nutt layup gave Southeast Missouri a 45-40 lead with 16:44

remaining and began a 21-6 run over the next 7:07. Nutt bookended

the surge with another layup that gave the Redhawks an 18-point

cushion, and Hannibal-LaGrange got no closer than eight the rest of

the way.